Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Arts and Humanities Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 13 of 13

Full-Text Articles in Arts and Humanities

Decolonizing Playwriting Through Indigenous Ceremonial Performances, Jay B. Muskett May 2019

Decolonizing Playwriting Through Indigenous Ceremonial Performances, Jay B. Muskett

Theatre & Dance ETDs

This dissertation attempts to express the importance of storytelling within the Indigenous Theater framework. It does so by first analyzing the progression of the writer’s unique upbringing and analyzing the influences of story upon an indigenous identity. I will also attempt to describe the aesthetics of Native Theater along two lines of methodology which includes praxis described and developed by Hanay Geiogamah and Rolland Meinholtz. I will also explain how the script 1n2ian tries to follow those concepts of Native Theater to create a ceremonial performance that uses a blending of both methodologies.


Slotus, Alison F. Huntley, Michael F.X. Daley May 2019

Slotus, Alison F. Huntley, Michael F.X. Daley

Honors Thesis

When a paranoid, image-obsessed woman becomes Second Lady of the United States, she will protect herself and her family from the (often non-existent) eyes of the press no matter what - despite her three step-children’s protests.


Thinking Before You Act: A Constructive Logic Approach To Crafting Performance-For- Development Narrative, Angela Duggins Dec 2017

Thinking Before You Act: A Constructive Logic Approach To Crafting Performance-For- Development Narrative, Angela Duggins

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The intent of this thesis was to test the feasibility of constructing performance-for-development narrative using a constructive logic approach. I created an equation which expressed the sum of non-human-elements as the sum of a narrative with each element serving as a variable. I used a review of persuasion literature to provide insight into the selection and manipulation of each variable. I provided my family as a hypothetical example and used my knowledge of their preferences and communication styles in conjunction with the literature and the equation to craft a narrative which might increase pro-school attitudes in other families like my ...


37 Clauses: Instructions Ignore The Narrative Voice, Jonathan L. Hall May 2017

37 Clauses: Instructions Ignore The Narrative Voice, Jonathan L. Hall

Undergraduate Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


True Form Of Greatness, Michael V. Terry May 2017

True Form Of Greatness, Michael V. Terry

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

A screenplay that moves through the decade of the 90's while exploring philosophy, love, religion and tragedy in the atmosphere of collegiate baseball.


Daffodils: A Completely Unrelated Collection Of Short Stories, Sawyer E.P. Henshaw Jan 2017

Daffodils: A Completely Unrelated Collection Of Short Stories, Sawyer E.P. Henshaw

Scripps Senior Theses

“Daffodils” is a collection of three fictional short stories without obvious thematic connection, yet all containing tenacious female characters. “The Winner” is told from the unflinching voice of a young wife in her struggle for control within the newfound environment of a Massachusetts boarding school. “The Seers” is a dystopian story, taking place in a world with months of “Sun” and months of dark at a time, intimately describing the effects of this phenomenon upon the civilization. Lastly, “Plastic Flowers” examines the loss of love and comfort within a relationship, depicting the insecurities of young adult life in New York ...


The Call Of The Undertow, Rebekah Bradford Jan 2016

The Call Of The Undertow, Rebekah Bradford

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Artist Statement

Prior to becoming a graphic design student, I was very interested in illustration. I wanted an opportunity to hone my illustration skills, focus on one consistent style of illustration, consistently draw the same characters, and practice writing. Creating a children’s book gave me the opportunity to do all of those things. And, after several semesters of work, it’s great to finally see The Call of the Undertow completed! I hope that you enjoy reading this story and looking at the images because I enjoyed creating it.


Slam Poetry: An Online Intervention For Treating Depression, Spencer J. Ruchti, Mercedes Becker, Cara Mckee, Austin Herron, Alex Swalling Jan 2016

Slam Poetry: An Online Intervention For Treating Depression, Spencer J. Ruchti, Mercedes Becker, Cara Mckee, Austin Herron, Alex Swalling

Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers

Given that depression is the “leading cause of disability worldwide,” and that less than 50% of people suffering from depression receive treatment, this study aims to provide support for a globally accessible depression treatment (WHO, 2012). The study conducted implemented an internet-based treatment for depression in which users were provided an opportunity to watch slam poetry videos related to mental health issues and write free responses regarding the content of the videos and their subjective experience of depression. Numerous studies provide support for the effectiveness of expressive writing, online mental health interventions, and slam poetry in particular for reducing symptoms ...


Screaming From The Inside, Kelly M. Kunze Jan 2015

Screaming From The Inside, Kelly M. Kunze

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This collection of fiction and nonfiction stories examines the effect of my introversion on the creative work I produce as well as the role my observational nature plays in my writing. My original intention was to write stories about introverted characters and their perspective on the world, but the stories ended up focusing on the theme of family. I was dedicated to the stories being written from an honest, organic place and the result is a manuscript that discusses family from the earnest perspective of an introvert.


Deconstructing The Body: The Exploration Of The Human Mind Through Symbols, Cassandra M. Knudsen May 2014

Deconstructing The Body: The Exploration Of The Human Mind Through Symbols, Cassandra M. Knudsen

Honors Theses

The writing of fiction is one of the most popular and enjoyable modes of self-expression; not only does it give the writer the freedom to indulge her imagination, but also allows her a particular insight into her own patterns of thought. This form of introspection is especially important to the symbolist, who hopes to convey psychological human truths through the use of symbols. Traditionally, the intentional use of symbolism is frowned upon in fiction writing, as it is seen as distracting from conveying human truth. However, this study hopes to prove through both literary review and the practice of fiction ...


Writing The Script For A Children’S Book Based On Bulee “Slim Gaillard” Rothschild, 1930s-1950s-Era Jazz Performer, Thomas J. Samuels Dec 2013

Writing The Script For A Children’S Book Based On Bulee “Slim Gaillard” Rothschild, 1930s-1950s-Era Jazz Performer, Thomas J. Samuels

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project focuses on the creative process behind my writing of a children’s book themed around the work of Bulee “Slim Gaillard” Rothschild. Over several years, I conducted meetings where many ideas for such a book were generated. In this paper, the process of writing the script is described in detail. This paper includes the children’s book script, which benefits the legacy of Slim Gaillard.


A Novel To Facilitate Education, Matthew Griesinger Jan 2013

A Novel To Facilitate Education, Matthew Griesinger

Honors Projects

The abstract idea for the honors project is to write a novel that can be upheld as a piece of literature as well as a tool to be used in a creative writing classroom.


George Eliot: Clio As Novelist; An Investigation Into The Uses Of History In Three Of George Eliot's Novels: Romola, Middlemarch, And Daniel Deronda, Liana De Bona Nixen Jan 1971

George Eliot: Clio As Novelist; An Investigation Into The Uses Of History In Three Of George Eliot's Novels: Romola, Middlemarch, And Daniel Deronda, Liana De Bona Nixen

Doctoral Dissertations (20th Century)

The novels of George Eliot are lucrative source materials for investigating literature's relation to history. Her works offer a spectrum of possibilities in the approach to the past. Felix Holt, the Radical, for example, describes the awakening of political consciousness in early Victorian rural England: The Mill on the Floss depicts the power of traditional class ties in shaping social mores; Daniel Deronda renders the zeitgeist in budding Zionism; Romola is a tidy set piece on the closing years of fifteenth-century Florence, and Middlemarch projects a Heraclitean reality with close-ups on the capillary action of process, dissolution, and change ...